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News: Rebecca Hill & Bryson Brown win summary judgment motion in insurance coverage case
Rebecca Hill and Bryson Brown recently won summary judgment in United States District Court on behalf of an insurance company which was relieved of any duty to defend an insured for intentional and/or criminal acts.  The Court agreed that instances of molestation, supplying alcohol to a minor, and workplace harassment were not "accidents" requiring coverage under the offender's insurance policy.

Central to the Court's decision was the definition of an "occurrence" under the policy language.  The Court decided that harm is the natural and probable consequence of those actions.  The decision references the "inferred intent" doctrine used by other courts to show how intent to molest infers intent to harm, regardless of the offender's subjective intentions. 

Read more: Encompass Indem. Co. v. J.H., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73085 (D. Utah May 12, 2017)
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Nine Christensen & Jensen Attorneys Named to Utah ‘Legal Elite’
Christensen & Jensen is proud to announce 9 attorneys from our firm have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Utah Legal Elite publication.
Legal Elite honorees are selected by their peers in a statewide balloting process. Active members of the Utah State Bar were invited to vote for Utah peers whom they consider the state’s best lawyers. The business received thousands of votes, and those who received the most votes are listed here, alphabetized within specialty areas.

The Christensen & Jensen Legal Elite are:
  • Geoff Haslam
    • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Nate Alder
    • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Steve Kelson
    • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Sarah Spencer
    • Civil Litigation
  • Mary Corporon
    • Criminal
  • Rebecca Hill
    • Insurance
  • Dave Richards
    • Personal Injury
  • Heather Thuet
    • Real Estate
  • Jeff Enquist
    • Up & Coming (Healthcare)
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Christensen & Jensen attorney, Sarah E. Spencer published in DRI For the Defense 2021 February edition
Sarah E. Spencer, business development chair and shareholder at Christensen & Jensen, recently wrote an article, Sometimes the “Wrong” Decision Is Still Right, for the DRI published in the February 2021 edition of “For the Defense.”
 
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C&J attorney, Mary Corporon, mentioned in Deseret News article about juror and courtroom members COVID-19 vaccination

Mary states that halting trials until March 13, 2020, has significantly affected defendants and has placed the victims' lives on hold. This letter was submitted on behalf of The Utah Association of Criminal Defense. To read the full article click here

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Christensen & Jensen P.C. Included in the 2021 Edition of the “Best Law Firms” in the United States

On November 5, 2020, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers jointly announced the Eleventh Edition of the “Best Law Firms” in the United States.  C&J is proud to be included with the other elite and impressive law firms chosen for 2021.   

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